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Welcome to the Clinical Research Institute (CRI)

About the Clinical Research Institute

Promoting Patient-Orientated Research is one of the driving factors of the TTUHSC Clinical Research Institute. The Institute was established in October 2010 with the assigned mission to facilitate the conduct of clinical research by TTUHSC faculty.

Our vision is improve the quality of healthcare in Texas through clinical, epidemiologic, and educational research activities; provide formalized clinical research education; promote studies involving multi-school interactivity; and obtain epidemiologic information critical to understanding health problems in our region.

Want to help in the advancement of science? Learn how you can make a difference by volunteering in a clinical research study.

news and events
  • Upcoming Monthly Clinical Research Workshop, Wednesday,  January 17, 2018. RSVP to Josie Martinez at by 1/17/2018. See topics below.
    • “How to get your medical student into resdiency program of their choice: applicability to other health professions” with guest presenters: Dr. Lauren Cobbs-Tarantola, Associate Dean for Student Affairs; Dr. Alan Peiris, Clinical Research Institutte Executive Director; Dr. Jannette Dufour, Associate Dean for Research; and Sarah Jaroudi, 3rd year Medical Student
    • View workshop flyer details. January 17, 2018 Monthly Research Workshop
  • The Clinical Research Institute, with the assistance of Drs. Kamrudin, Appiah of the Department of Public Health, and Dr. Betsy Jones, Chair of the Department of Medial Education at TTUHSC, has composed a booklet of Frequently Asked Questions.  The PDF document is searchable by key words using the “find” function.  We hope you find this a useful resource when working on your clinical research projects. 
  • Be Careful If you Use this Survey Tool! Read the full article online:"Pay up or retract? Survey creator's demands for money rile some health researchers"
  • There is a burgeoning interest in big data and data mining. The CRI is pleased to provide a preliminary review of some software that may be of interest to you. We realize that the list is not comprehensive but has been classified according to ease of use. We encourage you to look at this area of research which is rapidly evolving. TheCRI appreciates the opportunity to share this with you. We urge interested parties to perform their own due diligence prior to purchase and use of any software to ensure it meets their needs.
  • Deadline for the upcoming IRB submission is 1/24/2018.
  • The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has released two important related items. Read more NIH News.
  • Per the HSC OP 01.02 Guidelines for the Establishments and Review of Institutes and Centers, the Clinical Research Institute (CRI) 2010-2016 Sunset Report was reviewed in February 2017. Subsequently, the CRI was approved to continue as an Institute for another 6 years. A huge "Thank You" to the contributors and staff for an excellent report. View the 2010-2016
    Sunset Report
  • The 2016 CRI Annual Report has been printed and mailed.2016 CRI Annual Report  
  • Dr. Lorenz Lutherer, CRI Senior Clinical Consultant and Cathy Lovett, MSN, RN, Managing Director published peer-reviewed journal article in the Clinical Researcher, June 2016, “Academia, Investigator-Initiated Research, and a Unique Resource to Support Both.” DOI: 10.14524/CR-16-0009. Read the full article.


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